How ABC’s The Good Doctor And ‘House’ Are Different From One Another.
David Shore, creator of both shows, explains the main difference between the two broadcast procedurals.
David Shore took his first crack at a medical procedural with the Fox hit House. And now he’s returning to the subject with ABC’s The Good Doctor 2017, about a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome.
During a panel Sunday for the upcoming show at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, the creator of both series explained how the dramas — and their respective lead, Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) and Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) — are actually very different.
In response to a question from a reporter regarding House possibly being on the spectrum, Shore agreed that there were some speculations during the show’s run and that the writers didn’t shy away from it. “The characters ultimately couldn’t be more different and yet they’re essentially asking many, many of the same questions,” he said. “They’re asking, ‘Why do we do the things we do?’ Dr. House, whom I love, was asking from somewhat of a cynical, challenging point of view. Dr. Murphy, whom I also love, is asking from a innocent, non-judgmental point of view.”
Shore — who also created Sneaky Pete together with Bryan Cranston, though he no longer remains involved with the Amazon drama — continued to say that he doesn’t think there’s ever been an autistic character that is the protagonist of a broadcast show. “He is an atypical doctor, but in a way they’re all atypical doctors. That’s what I really want to get into,” he added. “He’s a catalyst for change within the other doctors, and his different way of looking at the world will inspire them.”
The Good Doctor 2017 movie is an adaption of a South Korean format and centers on Dr. Murphy, who is hired into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question it centers on is: Can a person who doesn’t have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives? Former Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim, who serves as an executive producer on the drama, fell in love with the original Korean drama on which the show is based and endeavored to bring it to the U.S.
“The main thing that made me really want to purse this series and bring it to American audiences is the fact that the character of Shaun is someone who was born with many difficulties that were not put in his own way by his own choices. And in a vast of dramas that we see nowadays, we see people getting in their own way. But Shaun is not one of those people,” explained Kim. “Shaun is trying to overcome his challenges in a way that I wholeheartedly root for. And that is a really positive message that I think is especially resonant regarding these political times.”
The Good Doctor 2017 full movie hails from Shore’s Sony Pictures Television-based Shore Z banner and marked a key sale for independent studio Sony TV, which also has The Goldbergs at ABC. The show’s cast also finds Richard Schiff, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Hill Harper, Irene Keng, Beau Garrett and Chuku Modu.
As for Bates Motel grad Highmore, playing a doctor instead of a murderer is a welcome change for him. “It’s nice to save people after all the years of killing them,” he quipped.
People who end up staying on Udupila Rd, are those who haven’t made onward reservations from their previous lodging, or else object to the prices that are being asked, along the main drag on Marissa Beach.
I was one of them.
There are a variety of places on offer on this Street. Some value for money, others are outrageously opportunistic. Shop around and bargain. I was beckoned over to this place, by the old man sitting in the driveway.
The rooms were nice by comparison to what I saw elsewhere.
Airy, large and nicely furnished, I liked my room. A foam Queen sized mattress, French doors opening to a small balcony (overlooking the back yard holding a Cow). The bathroom was pristine and contemporary. The Doctor has big plans for this place.
Treatments are the primary focus here.
The Resident Dr. Dikumburrage is a respected and recognised ‘Ayurvedic Master’. She also practices at a recognised Ayurvedic Hospital. Massage, Shirodara and anything else you can think of, are available (price list available).
Undertaken in the ‘Traditional treatment hut’ at the front of the property, treatments are executed professionally and thoroughly. The ancient way. I opted for “Shirodara” and a “Back, neck & shoulder massage”.
The “Shirodara” treatment was life changing. IT WORKS.
Honestly, I’ve never had an experience like it. If you are staying elsewhere then make an appointment. Dr. Dikumburrage is an expert wholistic practitioner of this ancient, clinical art form.
Should you stay here, it’s assumed that you are also in need of treatments. Stipulate ‘accommodation only’ when you book or check-in, should treatment be unnecessary.
The owners who live on-site are sweet and sociable.
Just a few minutes walk; and you will find yourself on the beach.